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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Sep 27, 2010 8:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the band talks about setlists

'we're ossifying, it's so frustrating, we could jam out so much more if the other guys were more receptive'. Bravo Phil . I watching the dvd of the 7/7/89 show with a friend, and as nice of a show as it is, those perfunctory , " Lets get this ,over with" segues always bother me. I mean "come on , linger just a few more moments, breath, let in unfold ..."etc.
It has always stuck me that the band's fans mostly,gave them carte blanche , and they rarely seemed to take advantage of this . It is like going into Baskin Robins and ordering vanilla everytime . Some of this is just pure laziness, in fact and in imagination . And with no "boss", no one could "call anyone's shit", especially when the nominal boss was a prime offender .
Notice with the Phil helmed bands, there are rehearsals, imaginative set lists, LOTS of jamming , and a boss ... but no Jerry .
Anyway thanks LIA , as always wonderful work .